How are women are reclaiming their bodies after a mastectomy?
A mastectomy can be a devastating thing to a woman. Not only is she fighting against breast cancer, but she may also feel a large emotional toll from this experience. The loss of a breast or both breasts can change the way a woman views herself. After all, for centuries breasts have been viewed as one of the most beautiful and feminine parts of a woman’s body. As a result, the loss of breasts can affect your self-esteem, sex drive, and personal relationship.
Hayley Moran of Haylo Healing Arts Lounge, is a tattoo artist that is working to help women reclaim their bodies after a mastectomy. She wanted to create a space where women would feel comfortable in order to heal by creating beautiful tattoos on themselves. These tattoos can range from recreating the areola area only to more elaborate tattoos that cover the entire breast area.
Whichever the case, Hayley wants women to feel good about their bodies again. And she wants them to feel a sense of control and creativity within the process. Losing a breast, or both breasts, to cancer can leave a woman with a feeling of no control over her life. The uncertainty of her condition is also challenging and stressful.
Let’s watch as Hayley’s healing arts really do make a difference in women’s lives! She is giving in both her artistic talent and herself to help women heal from a situation that can be damaging to their self-esteem. By creating beautiful, artistic tattoos, she is helping them to re-invent themselves after this type of life-altering experience.
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